Heads of State & Government at extraordinary UNESCO meeting recommit to education and its financing during and after pandemic

23 October 2020
Heads of State and Government, ministers from over 70 countries and international partners met online in an extraordinary Global Education Meeting convened by UNESCO, the governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom on 22 October and adopted a Declaration expressing strong commitment to protect education financing and outlining measures to be adopted over the next year to safeguard education from the devastating impact of the disruption caused by COVID-19. (UNESCO)

AR and VR can democratise knowledge distribution

22 October 2020
The pandemic forced to look beyond traditional ways of teaching and learning and conceive innovative ways to deliver education. Many developed and developing countries had already embraced these techniques prior to the pandemic and included augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), gamification, mobile apps, and other online platforms at all levels of education. (Deccanherald)

Digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

21 October 2020
Set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 education disruption and response, UNESCO’s flagship digital technologies in education event highlighted innovations for technology-enabled futures of learning. Held virtually for the first time, the three-day event, under this year’s theme of ‘Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures’ started the first day with sharing distance learning policies and evaluating effectiveness, followed by showcasing innovative solutions throughout the second day, and concluded on the third day with setting out policy and research agendas to build back better. (UNESCO)